Do you focus on the negative? At the end of the day do you think about what didn’t get done? Why do we do that? We do it with our health journey too.
I want you to stop for a minute and look how far you’ve come! You are making little choices every day to be healthy.
You may have had a few slips along the way, but you are still making good choices! Those little steps are making a difference! Keep going!
If we were really climbing a mountain we would ascend to Camp 2 and stay there for a few days to get used to the altitude and then go back to Base Camp. In this climb up the Mountain of Health and Well-being, do the same thing! Go back to a lower camp whenever you need to. It’s about knowing your limits and having success.
Nutrition: Switch to a smaller plate or bowl at each meal or snack.
Exercise: 10 minutes of exercise a day. You can break it up into two 5 minute sessions.
Mental: Repeat this healthy self-talk statement-‘I am a beautiful beloved daughter of the King. I am making small changes to be healthy. Taking care of me is important’.
Spiritual: Learn a Bible verse like this one, “For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, “Do not fear, I will help you”.” Isaiah 41:13
Stay at Base Camp for 4 weeks. Once these steps are habits then climb to Camp #2.
Nutrition: Drink water in place of other beverages. Continue with the smaller plate or bowl.
Exercise: 15 minutes of exercise per day, break it into 5 minute periods if you need to
Mental: Become aware of your inner critic and negative self-talk. Repeat this healthy self-talk statement daily. ‘I am a beautiful beloved daughter of the King! I am making small changes to be healthy. Taking care of me is important’.
Spiritual: Pray and share your concerns with Jesus. Memorize a verse. Here’s a good one. “Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths. My hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:4,5b
Stay for 4 weeks. Move back to Base Camp whenever you feel it is necessary. Once these steps become habits move to Camp #3.
Nutrition: Add 1 serving of vegetables (½ cup cooked or 1 cup of leafy) to 1 meal. Continue using a smaller plate at each meal or snack. Drink water as your main beverage.
Exercise: Add 5 minutes of exercise for a total of 20 minutes per day. You can divide it into 2-10 minute sessions or even 4-5 minute sessions on a crazy day.
Mental: Recognize that you have an inner critic. Identify a lie and replace it with a truth statement.
Spiritual: Pray and access Jesus’ power. Choose a verse to memorize. Here is a good one. “Be strong in the Lord and His mighty power”. Ephesians 6:10
For those of you who have been part of our climbing team from the start stop and look back. You’ve done a good job of climbing.
If you’ve had a few falls that’s O.K. pick the camp that is right for you and get climbing again.
If you are new then start out at Base Camp today!
TODAY’S little STEP: Pick the camp that is right for you and join us in the climb up the Mountain of Health and Well-being! Start today!
Every mountain is climbed one step at a time!
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